A definitive ranking of the 8 blackest moments of #thewizlive
December 03, 2015 at 10:51 pm
The Wiz came on tonight and it was EVERYTHING. Seriously #peakblackness was all over the TV screen. Here were our favorite moments.
An ode to voguing (which originted in black gay culture) dazzled everyone
"Slay… serve…eat…twirl…" The Emerald City is now "Paris is Burning" #TheWiz
— Chris Witherspoon (@WitherspoonC) December 4, 2015
Paris is burning pic.twitter.com/ZngrxuLOrW
— Chun-Li Underwood (@dances) December 4, 2015
The tornado sequence and everyone’s reaction
The Lion and the Poppies dance moves were like…
Common and potential Emerald City inhabitants.
Common is the Emerald City's cat daddy. https://t.co/6B7inZ7JYX
— tracy aka Bhad Bhooster (@brokeymcpoverty) December 4, 2015
And when Mary J. Blige amazed people when she managed to remind us of our Black mothers and aunts while she Hit the Quan
Mary was trying to "Hit The Quan" on the low! …… YAS! #TheWiz pic.twitter.com/T1G0AMnUgA
— 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬,𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜. 🤍 (@StevieDerrick_) December 4, 2015
Or when Amber Riley dazzled audiences with her amazing vocals.
Listening to @MsAmberPRiley sing on #TheWiz like pic.twitter.com/aHmy3F0JUH
— 𝐣𝐞𝐬𝐬 (@J3ss1ca_Colfer) December 4, 2015
Me trying to breathe under all these vocals pic.twitter.com/KGp9MJOoGL
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) December 4, 2015
Like the time Ne-Yo managed to integrate his dab and hat into his costume…
— FOST (@GeorgeFoster72) December 4, 2015
DAMM Not Even #TheWiz Could Get Neyo To Take That Hat Off 😂😂😂
— ZADDDDY (@Heshades) December 4, 2015
And the clapbacks to all the haters.